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How Existentialism and Psychoanalysis Influenced Frankl

- Before an in-depth look at how existentialism and psychoanalysis influenced Frankl, let take a look at what each of these theories mean. Existentialism became identified with a cultural movement that blossomed in Europe during the forties and fifties; this term adopted by Jean-Paul Sartre as a self-description in Sartre and his associates postwar literary and philosophical writings. “By the mid 1970s the cultural image of existentialism had become a cliché, parodized in countless books and films by Woody Allen.” (123 Help me) According one website I researched, all about philosophy states the definition of Existentialism is: “Existentialism is a 20th century philosophy concerned with human...   [tags: Frankl]

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The Personal Optimism of Viktor Frankl

- The power of mankind is only as strong as his internal being. While held captive within the confines of one of history’s most brutal constraints, Viktor Frankl reached within himself to transcend the hellish reality he could not escape. His module for existence can be summed up by Nietzsche's epitomic phrase “He who has a ‘why’ to live for can bear almost any ‘how’.” In the beginning of the book, he emphasizes that his purpose in writing the book is not at all to prove factual events, since there are already many available, but to apply meaning to the experiences he was forced to cope with....   [tags: Viktor Frankl, world war II]

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Viktor Frankl and his Theory of Logotherapy

- In September of 1942, Viktor Frankl was arrested in Vienna and taken to one of the many Nazi death camps. Frankl was working on a manuscript which was confiscated from him in a move to Auschwitz. In this manuscript entitled, The Doctor and the Soul, Frankl had began his work on a theory he would later call logotherapy. The term logotherapy is derived from the Greek word logos, which means meaning. According to logotherapy, the striving to find a meaning in one’s life is the primary motivational force in man (Frankl 121)....   [tags: The Doctor and the Soul, Frankl]

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Man 's Search For Meaning, By Viktor E. Frankl

- People of all backgrounds throughout history have had the inner struggle of discovering their personal meaning and potential in life. How they went about this can be viewed in a number of ways. They often found their passion through studies in universities or in their work. Others unlocked their purpose tough and difficult times in their lives. These individuals learned that through pain, there can be a positive meaning at the end. But in both situations people occasionally sadly waste their opportunities to explore themselves and lose their potential to become better citizens to their families and to society....   [tags: Meaning of life, Suicide, Viktor Frankl, Human]

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Man 's Search For Meaning By Viktor E. Frankl

- The book I decided to read is called Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl. He wrote this book because of what he went through while in the concentration camps. He told about how it psychologically messed with his mind and how he used his education in psychology to make it through what he was going through. The main idea of the book is to show people that you have to have a meaning to life. A person has to find the meaning in life, love, and suffering. This book taught me how to search for the meaning of my life, love, and sufferings....   [tags: Meaning of life, Human, Viktor Frankl, Psychology]

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The Meaning of Life According to Victor E. Frankl

- The Meaning of Life According to Victor E. Frankl The meaning of life, defined by Victor E. Frankl, is the will to find your meaning in life. It is not the meaning of life in general, but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment. He believes that if you are approached with the question of “what is the meaning of my life” or in this case, “life is meaningless,” then you should reverse the question to that person asking the question. For example: What are you bringing to me....   [tags: Philosophy Victor Frankl Essays]

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Dr. Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning

- Dr. Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning 'He who has a why to live for can bear any how.' The words of Nietzsche begin to explain Frankl's tone throughout his book. Dr. Frankl uses his experiences in different Nazi concentration camps to explain his discovery of logotherapy. This discovery takes us back to World War II and the extreme suffering that took place in the Nazi concentration camps and outlines a detailed analysis of the prisoners psyche. An experience we gain from the first-hand memoirs of Dr....   [tags: Man's Search for Meaning Frankl Essays]

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Viktor Frankl and the Development of Logotherapy

- Viktor Emil Frankl was born on March, 26th 1905, at Czeringassa 7, in Leopoldstadt, in Vienna Austria, where Sigmund Freud and Alfred Alder also grew up (Klingberg, 2014). He was the middle child out of three children. His older brother, Walter was two and a half years older, and his younger sister, Stella, was four years younger. His mother was Elsa Frankl, was a polish woman from Prague with a gentle manner. His father, Gabriel Frankl, had been a hard working man who was the Director of Social Affairs (Redsand, 2006)....   [tags: Biography, Psychology]

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Victor Frankl's Search for Meaning

- The eight elements that brought meaning to Victor Frankl’s life was his intense inner life, camaraderie, his manuscript, spiritual well-being, his attitude, humanity, faith, comforting or soothing images of the past, and fate. Intense inner life: I believe that Frankl was constantly in the mindset of the doctor he was. He was continually thinking of ways to keep his mind busy. Helping others, thinking of ways to ration his bread, obtaining medicine for the typhus patients, inspiring others, or hiding comrades Frankl kept his mind busy....   [tags: Man’s Search for Meaning]

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The Readings No Greater Love And Frankl

- Knowledge of God The readings we have read and talked about during class discussions have questioned faith and how God works. Every reading has had their own perspective on the topic. Some believe knowledge is related to faith while others do not. A large group of these readings all have religious views but also some differ. They show all of us how not everyone has the same faith and practices as others. In this writing I will be talking about the readings No Greater Love and Frankl. On the philosophy side we read and discussed the reading of Frankl....   [tags: Religion, Spirituality, Prayer, Faith]

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